NEW YORK - Hurricanes, plane crashes, tsunamis, and now, swine flu.

The Spike television network says a swine-flu themed episode will be included in a new series called "Surviving Disaster."

The series is expected to be on the air early next year.

"Surviving Disaster" will offer tips on what to do should the unexpected happen. Cade Courtley, a former Navy SEAL, is host of the show.

Spike spokeswoman Debra Fazio-Rutt says the network had been considering an episode on pandemics, and the current swine flu outbreak sealed the deal.

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Spike is owned by Viacom Inc.

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